Desierto de Atacama Chile. Perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever been. Truly breathtaking.

Desierto de Atacama Chile. Perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever been. Truly breathtaking.

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com

Atacama Desert: "In San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the heart of the world's driest desert, fine boutique hotels offer excursions to Inca ruins, astronomical observatories, hot springs and much more." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com

Atacama Desert, Chile / been here last 2010, great experience!

Atacama Desert, Chile / been here last 2010, great experience!

Parinacota volcano, Atacama - Chile ~ Magnificent Nature ~

Parinacota volcano, Atacama - Chile ~ Magnificent Nature ~

Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Moon valley, Atacama desert, Chile This is undoubtfully the driest place in the world where there are literally decades of no rain.

Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing. Serge Brunier/Sergebrunier.com. Lost on Mars" by Serge Brunier (TWAN)

Southern Milky Way above Mars-like red sands of Atacama Desert. The location is inside Yungay, the driest, and most sterile place on Earth. There is virtually no life on the surface of this region of Chile. The night sky from here is simply amazing. Serge Brunier/Sergebrunier.com. Lost on Mars" by Serge Brunier (TWAN)

San Pedro de Atacama (Chile). Sunset in the Coyote's rock, near San Pedro de Atacama.

San Pedro de Atacama (Chile). Sunset in the Coyote's rock, near San Pedro de Atacama.

Atacama penitentes, Chile: "The snow undergoes a process of sublimation – when ice changes directly to gas without changing to water first. The sublimation causes pits in snow that hollow out to deeper caverns. When ice sublimates in the caverns, it turns to mist – and makes the climate in the cavern wet enough for liquid to form." *Click for more, including a video.

Atacama penitentes, Chile: "The snow undergoes a process of sublimation – when ice changes directly to gas without changing to water first. The sublimation causes pits in snow that hollow out to deeper caverns. When ice sublimates in the caverns, it turns to mist – and makes the climate in the cavern wet enough for liquid to form." *Click for more, including a video.


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